The Department is a provider of research and technical services to Oxfordshire-based SMEs through the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce's Innovation Support Vouchers scheme. The scheme allows local SME's to apply for up to £5,000 to develop their organisations with the help of Oxford Brookes.
To be eligible for the vouchers, clients will need to be SMEs meeting the formal definition (fewer than 250 employees, turnover less than Euro 50 million, not a subsidiary of a non-SME) operating in Oxfordshire. The client may be a company or not incorporated (sole trader, partnership). They will need to confirm their eligibility with Thames Valley Chamber. Vouchers need to be spent by 31 March 2015. Voucher will be for 50% of cost of services from a minimum £500 (total spend £1,000) to a maximum £5,000 (total spend £10,000).